The Libra Foundation

2012 Fall Board Directed Grants


360: Positive Health Practice at UCSF
$5,000 San Francisco, CA
For continued project support of the Men of Color program which increases access to care for economically and socially disadvantaged African American men living with HIV/AIDS in the Bay Area.

Academy for Global Citizenship
$2,500 Chicago, IL
For general support of holistic educational programs that allow young people from Chicago’s South Side to develop analytical skills, cultivate world awareness, become environmental stewards, and contribute to their community’s well-being.

Alliance for the Great Lakes
$1,000 Chicago, IL
For general support to conserve and restore the world's largest freshwater resource using policy, education and local efforts, ensuring a healthy Great Lakes and clean water for generations of people and wildlife.

CASA San Miguel
$30,000 New York, NY
For continued support to engage in public policy reform and advocacy efforts centered on adolescent and women’s sexual and reproductive health rights in Mexico.

Global Fund for Women
$83,333 San Francisco, CA
The second of a three-year grant to the Making Waves Fund, which was created to honor former CEO Kavita Ramdas’ interest in expanding opportunities for women to participate in and lead processes to create more democratic and equitable societies.

Medical Students for Choice
$5,000 Philadelphia, PA
For continued general operating support to identify and fill gaps in reproductive health education by advocating for curriculum reform, hosting student leadership trainings, operating an externship program and educating medical policymakers on reproductive health issues.

Midwest Access Project
$5,000 Chicago, IL
For general support to increase the provision of full-spectrum reproductive health care in the region, without barriers to access, through education and training of health care providers and the public.

Mother Jones / Foundation for National Progress
$50,000 San Francisco, CA
For general operating support to enable Mother Jones to focus on "next generation infrastructure," the Climate Desk, Washington DC briefing series, and several major human rights-focused investigative pieces that are under consideration in 2013.

PRBO Conservation Science
$2,500 Petaluma, CA
For continued support to restore San Francisco Bay wetlands as a critical natural buffer for communities in anticipation of predicted climate change impacts.

San Francisco Suicide Prevention
$2,500 San Francisco, CA
For support of Clinical Consultant services to help people in crisis.

Slide Ranch
$2,500 Muir Beach, CA
For support of the Growing Wonder Project which brings transformative outdoor learning experiences to hundreds of Bay Area students each year.

Urban Gateways
$14,000 Chicago, IL
For support of an intern.

Women’s Funding Network
$5,000 San Francisco, CA
For general operating support to provide ongoing access, training, tools and support to help women’s funds increase their investment, influence and impact.

Women’s Media Center
$20,000 New York, NY
For general support of projects that make women and girls visible and powerful in the media.